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06 June 2010 Military News

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  • At Least Five Killed in Iraq Explosions VOA 06 Jun 2010 -- Several bomb attacks killed at least five people in and around Baghdad. The violence occurred as Iraqi leaders wrangle over formation of a new government, three months after an inconclusive parliamentary election.
  • Five NATO Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan VOA 06 Jun 2010 -- Military officials say five NATO soldiers died Sunday in separate incidents in Afghanistan.
  • Azerbaijan Visit Highlights Afghanistan Contributions AFPS 06 Jun 2010 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here today to express U.S. gratitude to this former Soviet republic on the western shore of the Caspian Sea for its contributions to the coalition’s efforts in Afghanistan.
  • Afghan Interior, Security Chiefs Resign Over Kabul Attack RFE/RL 06 Jun 2010 -- Afghanistan's interior minister and national security chief have resigned, reportedly over last week's rocket attacks on a high-level peace conference in the capital, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan reports.
  • Afghans Debate Value of Peace 'Jirga' Resolution VOA 06 Jun 2010 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai's three-day peace assembly, known as a jirga, has ended with delegates from across the country agreeing that reaching out to the Taliban is the best way forward to end more than eight years of war.
  • Karzai Replaces Top Officials Following Taliban Attack VOA 06 Jun 2010 -- Afghanistan's president has replaced his interior minister and intelligence chief following an attack by Taliban militants on a national peace conference.
  • Kremlin 'Unhappy' With Antidrug Efforts In Afghanistan RFE/RL 06 Jun 2010 -- At an Asia security conference in Singapore, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov told delegates that narcotics from Afghanistan are a threat to Europe, Asia, and the United States and urged NATO forces in Afghanistan to step up the campaign to eradicate opium poppy cultivation there.
  • Russia Says Afghan Drug Trade Threatens World Peace VOA 06 Jun 2010 -- Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said Sunday Afghan drug trafficking should be classified as a threat to international peace and security. The Russian Deputy Prime Minster made his remarks at an Asia security conference in Singapore.
  • Pakistani court awards life term to 6 Taliban suspects IRNA 06 Jun 2010 -- An anti-terror court in Pakistan Saturday handed down life-term to six Taliban suspects who were accused of planning attacks on foreigners and manufacturing suicide jackets, court officials said.

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  • Boeing-led Missile Defense Team Completes 2-Stage Interceptor Booster Test Boeing 06 Jun 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], industry teammates and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) today completed a successful flight test of the two-stage ground-based interceptor (GBI) of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, the United States' only long-range ballistic missile defense system.

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